The School

 

THE SCHOOL

Scuola Internazionale di Teatro Italiano “Giovanni Grasso” is a school of performance, lyrical singing and Italian language offering workshops for professional development in the field of Italian theater, Opera and the performing arts.

The School is dedicated to:

  • students of singing, acting and professional singers, actors and performers
  • Italian language and culture students

Our goal is to provide opera singers of new tools designed specifically for their voice, their diction, and their performance.

What we offer:

SUMMER SCHOOL

Our summer workshop offers a wide range of advanced classes designed exclusively to improve the performance of singers from every point of view.

Our courses include:

–       Voice masterclasses

–       One-on-one voice coachings

–       Beginners & Advanced Italian, to master Italian language in all its nuances

–       Performative Diction for Singers: a new approach to Italian diction, aimed at developing pronunciation and voice flow to its maximum capability

–       Relationship Acting Method: an acting method created exclusively for Opera singers to increase their stage presence and discover their star power

SUMMER SCHOOL

Summer School

Our summer workshop offers a wide range of advanced classes designed exclusively to improve the performance of singers from every point of view.

Our courses include:

–       Voice masterclasses

–       One-on-one voice coachings

–       Beginners & Advanced Italian, to master Italian language in all its nuances

–       Performative Diction for Singers: a new approach to Italian diction, aimed at developing pronunciation and voice flow to its maximum capability

–       Relationship Acting Method: an acting method created exclusively for Opera singers to increase their stage presence and discover their star power

YEAR-LONG MENTORSHIP 

Our faculty offers a range of online courses and mentorships:

– Italian language and conversation (Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced)

– Italian Diction

– Aria & Character Analysis

– Composition and Musicianship (Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced)

For info and rates, contact us via email at scuolagiovannigrasso@gmail.com

Year-long Mentorship

Our faculty offers a range of online courses:

– Italian language and conversation (Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced)

– Italian Diction

– Aria & Character Analysis

– Composition and Musicianship (Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced)

For info and rates, contact us via email at scuolagiovannigrasso@gmail.com

ONLINE WORKSHOPS

We offer a range of online and on-demand programs including:

– individual coaching packages (acting, musical, Italian diction and branding)

– Aria & Character analysis

– the professional recording of piano tracks for demos

– a revamped biography, your build-in lexical field for social media content, and a communication strategy

– personalized Italian lessons

– group conversation sessions 

For info and rates, contact us via email at scuolagiovannigrasso@gmail.com

We offer a range of online and on-demand programs including:

– individual coaching packages (acting, musical, Italian diction and branding)

– Aria & Character analysis

– the professional recording of piano tracks for demos

– a revamped biography, your build-in lexical field for social media content, and a communication strategy

– personalized Italian lessons

– group conversation sessions 

For info and rates, contact us via email at scuolagiovannigrasso@gmail.com

 

 

 

Why “Giovanni Grasso”?

Why “Giovanni Grasso”?

The school is named after Giovanni Grasso, an internationally known Italian actor of the 20th century. His acting style influenced some of the most important acting and performance practitioners, like Lee Strasberg, who created the famous Actor’s Studio method, and Vsevolod Emilevich Meyerhold, who developed the Biomechanics approach.

The school aims to analyze those acting techniques that have made this Italian style an important inspiration for modern and contemporary drama.

 

Why a School of Italian Theatre in Montreal?

The School in Italian language and performance has been founded thanks to the collaboration between the Italian Institute of Culture, McGill University and The Theater Company Teatro del Disìo, that held a series of acting workshops dedicated to the study of masks and Commedia dell’Arte in 2016 in Montreal.

The aim of the School is foster artistic and linguistic learning while studying theatrical techniques, Italian texts and Italian authors in a culturally and linguistically vibrant city such as Montreal.